City Work Continues; COVID-19 Update; Vaccination Clinic

City Work Continues

With School prepared to start this week the City of Florence has announced that it will begin the second part of the Safe Routes to School grant program that will enhance the intersections around the Schools on Oak Street.  According to City Manager Erin Reynolds there should be an increased presence in the area.

“About 25th and 27th street we’ll be working on Oak Street and you will start to see a lot more construction mobilized and equipment working there.”

Reynolds says there is also ongoing work on the 9th Street sewer and water line upgrade.

“Central Lincoln PUD moves electrical equipment and there will be some planned disruption of services there on the 9th street corridor.”

Reynolds say disruptions will be short and notifications have gone out to businesses and residents in the area affected.

COVID-19 Update

16 more cases of COVID-19 have been recognized in the Florence Community.  That number was registered by Lane County Public Health on Friday.  The new overall total is 522 cases and 118 cases in the past two weeks have been added.  There is expected to be more increases.  Lane County Public Health has not said whether or not there would be a report released today with staffing shortages and the Labor Day Weekend.  Numbers continue to be brisk in the County and around the State.  there were 2,379 cases reported statewide on Friday and 205 cases in Lane County.  Some good news to report the Oregon Health Authority is saying that the latest models show a slow down in new cases and hospitalizations.  There were still 41 more beds allotted for COVID-19 patients on Friday bringing the number of beds currently used to 1,172 with 309 individuals in ICU.

Vaccination Clinic

For those individuals who have not yet gotten their COVID-19 vaccination but would like to, Arc of Lane County in conjunction with Lane County Public Health will be offering another vaccination clinic this Saturday at Siuslaw Middle School.  the clinic will be from 1-3 pm and participants can receive a $50 visa gift card for receiving a vaccination.  Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be available.  Preregistration in not required.